In the movie “Social Network,” Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg rates college co-eds. Something similar, and more sinister, happened at the west suburban high school.
A student at Oak Park-River Forest High School ranked 50 girls on a list and posted humiliating information about them on Facebook.
The male student was suspended after distributing the list, which ranked the girls based on their physical appearance and promiscuity, among other descriptions. The student also wrote about each of the girls he ranked, with descriptions they found thoroughly offensive. The descriptions included “racial slurs, hateful comments, and comments on alleged promiscuity,” said one student who was on the infamous list.
Like craigslist I wonder will Facebook get raked over the coals for the actions of one knucklehead and be forced to change the way it operates? Should there be guidelines for users of social networking sites?